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Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200406-12 / webmin
Release Date June 16, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/webmin <= 1.140-r1 >= 1.150 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #53375

Synopsis

Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities which could lead to a Denial of Service attack and information disclosure.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Webmin is a web-based administration tool for Unix. It supports a wide range of applications including Apache, DNS, file sharing and others.

Description

Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities. One allows any user to view the configuration of any module and the other could allow an attacker to lock out a valid user by sending an invalid username and password.

Impact

An authenticated user could use these vulnerabilities to view the configuration of any module thus potentially obtaining important knowledge about configuration settings. Furthermore an attacker could lock out legitimate users by sending invalid login information.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Webmin users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150"
# emerge ">=app-admin/app-admin/webmin-1.150"

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